Jailen Gill, 6’8”, 215, Verbally Commits to University of Tennessee, Martin

Posted: February 11, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17, conference, Recruitment
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“Coming to Antelope Valley College gave me the chance of fulfilling a dream I have had as long as I can remember…getting a D-1 scholarship.” “The first in my family.”  “The coaching staff improved my shooting and basketball skills, gave me the chance to play at the power forward position.”  “That gave me the package that Division 1 Universities were looking for, said Jailen Gill.”

Jailen Gill2AVC’s Jailen Gill provided D-1 University of Tennessee, Martin a verbal commitment to play basketball with them the next two years.  The school’s team currently competes in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Jailen Gill,

“I chose the University of Tennessee, Martin for two main reasons, “They were the first team of quite a number of D-1 schools who wanted me to play for them.” “They stuck with me throughout the season and I felt very comfortable with the coaching staff.”  “Secondly they play against really good teams in the the Ohio Valley Conference,” said Gill.

Last season the Skyhawks posted their second straight 20-win campaign, notching the program’s first-ever OVC West division title. UT Martin also advanced to the OVC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history in 2015-16 before amassing another win in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament – its fourth in the past two years.

Anthony StewartAnthony Stewart was appointed head coach of the UT Martin men’s basketball program on April 21, 2016.
Stewart’s promotion came after he served two seasons as an associate head coach under Heath Schroyer at UT Martin. Since Stewart joined the Skyhawk program, the team has compiled 41 victories (tied for the most in a two-year span in school history) – including four in the postseason. UT Martin also was the only Ohio Valley Conference school to win at least one postseason game in each of the last two seasons.

Currently, UT Martin has 17-10 record and is in second place in their conference.

Head Coach John Taylor stated, “I think it was a great decision as he had a lot of D-1 schools talking to him.”  “Now he can focus on his game and his academics knowing he will be playing at a great D-1 university program.”

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